The public health threat presented by COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, is impacting all of the United States. The equine industry is not immune and we all need to take the proactive steps for our agricultural industries to insure our own health and that of our industry.
This Sunday, March 29, Nagoya’s Chukyo Racecourse hosts the Takamatsunomiya Kinen, the second Grade 1 of the year and the first over turf. With measures still in effect to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the 1,200-meter sprint will go down in history as the first Japan Racing Association top-level race to be run without spectators packing the stands.
As we deal with the ongoing issues from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Thoroughbred Breeders Australia has prepared some guidelines that may assist your planning and preparedness for an outbreak of the virus on your farm.
New Zealand trainers will be able to continue to work their horses under government guidelines.
A year after son Country House won the Grade I Kentucky Derby, Wells Bayou (3c Lookin At Lucky x Whispering Angel, by Hard Spun) became another exciting Derby prospect for Lookin At Lucky when winning the Grade II Louisiana Derby and earning 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.
Until further notice, all Trotting, Flat and Jump race meetings have been suspended from 17 March to 15 April 2020. We are fully aware of the economic impact of cancelling race meetings.